The materials used in engineering and manufacturing affect the sturdiness, cost, reliability
and durability of the final product.
This course discusses the English language used to describe these aspects of materials such as: carbon fibre composites, metals, non-metallic materials, precision thin film metallic and non-metallic coatings, stress testing, the aging process, internal structural properties and a range of analytical testing methodologies used, for example, in the aircraft industry.
It is intriguing to note that many years ago on an aircraft composite materials course, I gave the students an article on 3D printing to discuss and analyse. Then it was but a "twinkle in the eye" of popular newspaper commentators, but now of course, it is all the rage. This demonstrates how TELS keeps up-to-date with engineering research to make our courses interesting and stimulate students' imaginations.